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  • Australian Owned
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  • 30 Day Return Policy
  • Fast dispatch
  • 30 Day Return Policy

McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend

This pasture blend contains premium seeds and has been specifically created for those who raise and pamper their horses in the warmer and tropical regions of Australia. It contains no ryegrass and is mixed to be low in oxalate, for the health and well-being of the animal.


Product Contains (approximately):




Katambora Rhodes grass

Rhodes grass


Jap Millet



Premiere Digit






S/S Stamina 5




McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend is quick to germinate and is designed to withstand the stress of grazing, quickly regrowing in both the summer and winter months.

This premium seed blend will give you beautiful, flowing pastures and allows you to be secure in the knowledge that it is a high-quality grazing grass for your horses.

Seeding rate: 15kg/ha


Please note: Some seeds contained in this product may be coated to support and enhance germination. Batches may vary.



This blend contains Katambora Rhodes grass and a range of other nutritious pasture grasses. This can also be mixed with Callide Rhodes Grass for climates that have higher rainfall and humidity or the Temperate Horse Pasture Blend and Clovers for those wishing to add additional varieties into their pasture area.

Sowing Tips: Sow at 15kg/ha. Please note: some seeds in this blend are coated to ensure rapid germination and to improve soil contact. There is no synthetic fertiliser in this mix.

Optimum Sowing Time: We recommend sowing between September and  March, depending on the climate, and when there is more probability of receiving consecutive rain days. Sowing during cooler weather will result in delayed germination.

Germination: Approximately 7 days depending on climate, soil preparation and conditions. Full coverage is expected by 3 months. Root system can take 12 months to mature and fully establish.

Fertilising: Production levels decline without a vigorous legume or the use of fertiliser Nitrogen. McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend does not contain synthetic fertilisers.

Mowing: McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend is very tolerant to cutting or grazing. The stand should be maintained in a leafy condition by fairly regular cutting/slashing or grazing, as the feeding value declines rapidly with onset of flowering. However, too frequent cutting or grazing (approx every 14 days) leads to production losses and stand decline

Advantages of McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend

  • Produces in both summer and winter – no need to use two different blends
  • Does not contain Ryegrass
  • Rapid germination in most warm climate conditions
  • Gives large ground cover to save you time and money

Limitations of McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend

Ideally Rhodes grass should not be grazed in the first year until the plants and runners are well anchored. This may not occur until reliable rainfall in Autumn or the wet season. Please ensure you rest the plants to see how well they are anchored before grazing.

**Due to quarantine regulations and restrictions McKays Tropical Horse Pasture Blend can not be sent to WA at the current time**

Pasture Seed and Animal Health

When purchasing seeds through McKays Grass Seeds, the buyer acknowledges that McKays Grass Seeds is not liable for any animal health issues that may arise from our pasture seeds. It is the buyers responsibility to contact a certified agronomist to ensure they are purchasing the correct seeds, in the correct quantities for their property and animals.



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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

Free Shipping On All Orders Over $50

We provide free standard delivery shipping for all orders where the total cart value exceeds $50.00 AUD

Standard Delivery

Australia Wide (except Western Australia)

Flat rate of $9 (for orders under $50).
Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post (3-5 Business days).

Express Post

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WA Customers

Due to quarantine restrictions, we have a different product range available for Western Australia.
If you are shopping for delivery to WA, please view our WA site here

Pick-up Not Available

Sorry, we are not able to offer local pick-up.


Unfortunately we are not able to ship internationally.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Carlene G.

I looked good in the package it arrived in. I have spread it out and I am now waiting to see what will happen. Your service was fantastic.

peter P.
Katambora Lot 160066, tropical blend Lot 150664 (?wrightson turf)planted 12/9/21

Germination density of Katambora <50% of tropical blend to date despite spray watering. Blue couch content of tropical blend difficult to identify to present. Further tropical blend (160255) planted 27/9/21 followed by rain with promising germination activity to date. Await developments particularly of blue couch.

Bruce b.
Tropical horse mix

Easy transaction, seed came promptly, I hope it's not to dry in my area for the Rhodes grass.
Hard to find a horse mix that isn't just rye and clover.

Adrienne S.


Eva S.

Haven’t spread any yet have been waiting for rain!
will be seeing to it soon as now have had the rain

Good grass seed

I have Grass shoots coming up everywhere, suppose I should to with 90mm rain. One of cheaper lots of seed I’ve seen and actually germinates, I didn’t do any prep work trying to improve the soil, soil sandy dirt, just pushed stick rake around with tractor. 2nd lot of this seed I got from these guys. First lot I planted in October has just started going to seed it’s about 500mm tall, I let my horses graze it after 2 and half months and they didn’t rip it out , grass was getting too tall and required a lot more water then what it dose when short .
All in all great seed , I will definitely be buying more

Kennith P.

Very happy, the seed is starting to grow already

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